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RBC donates $25K to Burnaby Village program for inner city schools

RBC has donated $25,000 to Burnaby Village Museum to sponsor its school programs for the 2014-2015 school year.

The money will enable the museum to give away two school programs a month to schools designated as being "inner city" by their school districts.

The museum offers eight programs designed to complement the B.C. social studies curriculum for grades K to 9. More than 18,000 students participated in the program in 2013.

“RBC’s generous sponsorship will allow hundreds of students to experience local history first-hand in the Museum’s 1920s village setting," said Mayor Derek Corrigan. "We are very proud of the Museum and are thrilled that this sponsorship will enable so many young people to enjoy the fun, interactive unique learning experience the Museum provides.”

Added Hanif Charania, RBC Royal Bank's regional vice-president for Burnaby-New Westminster, “The Burnaby Village Museum plays an important and innovative role in teaching youth about early life in British Columbia, designed to further understanding and appreciation of our collective history.”

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